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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Respect & 1961 vs 2011

Someone sent me this via email today.

The bottom line for me is to remember always... 
to "treat everyone with respect", even while... 
disciplining them or disagreeing with them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: kh
Date: Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: 1961 vs 2011
Interesting! :)
Have a good day!
Warmest Regards,
"Hold on to dreams for if dreams die,
Life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
"Everything Happens For A Reason"

1961 vs. 2011
Here are some examples of what happens in 1961 compared with what happens in 2011.

Scenario 1:
Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
• 1961 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
• 2011 - School goes into lock down, Police called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
• 1961 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
• 2011 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
• 1961 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given the strap by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
• 2011 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of a tranquilizer. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the province because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
• 1961 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to university and becomes a successful businessman.
• 2011 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The children's aid worker is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison, again. Billy's mom has an affair with the aid worker.

Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
• 1961 - Mark shares his aspirin with one of the teachers who also have a headache.
• 2011 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:
Mohammed fails high school English.
• 1961 - Mohammed goes to summer school, passes English and goes to university.
• 2011 - Mohammed's cause is taken up by the province. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. Citizen's Rights Coalition files class action lawsuit against the provincial school system and Mohammed's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Mohammed is given his diploma anyway but ends up driving a cab for a living because he cannot read, write and speak English properly.

Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
• 1961 - Ants die.
• 2011 - CSIS, the RCMP and local authorities are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The RCMP investigates his parents --and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
• 1961 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
• 2011 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy at the expense of the taxpayers.

This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become.

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